Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures. Visit Bowers.org/athome to access our virtual portal and enjoy the BOWERS AT HOME, #Bowersathome!
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General admission is $13 | $15 on weekends. Senior / Student admission is $10 | $12 on weekends. Bowers Members and children under 12 are free. Admission is free every Sunday for Santa Ana residents (proof of residency required). Please visit www.bowers.org. for more information.

#museumalphabet Strike while the iron is hot! The Southern Californian postmaster and painter Isaac J. Frazee purchased ...
06/01/2020

#museumalphabet Strike while the iron is hot! The Southern Californian postmaster and painter Isaac J. Frazee purchased this iron from a neighbor in exchange for a day of doing odd jobs. Think it looks rusty now? The iron was already twenty years old when Isaac got it. Guess that’s irony for you. 😉#bowersathome #museumsfromhome
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Gift of Idalia Yorba Borchert

#sundaynight 🌙As you slip towards slumber and sneak in a little bedtime browsing, consider pursuing the Bowers Gallery S...
06/01/2020

#sundaynight 🌙As you slip towards slumber and sneak in a little bedtime browsing, consider pursuing the Bowers Gallery Store’s new collection of vintage #disney vinyl. These nostalgic sounds will deliver sweet dreams in no time and proceeds benefit the Bowers’ education programs.
🌜shop.bowers.org🌛

#bowersfromhome #sweetdreams #bedtimebrowsing

Bowers is proud to have now officially delivered more than 10 thousand meals to front line healthcare workers and famili...
05/30/2020

Bowers is proud to have now officially delivered more than 10 thousand meals to front line healthcare workers and families in need since our closure began. Thanks to all our hard working employees and volunteers who make this program possible! ❤️#grateful #healthcareheroes
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Ready for a fun weekend contest? Create a still life photograph inspired by Bowers’ exhibit “California Bounty” and win ...
05/29/2020

Ready for a fun weekend contest? Create a still life photograph inspired by Bowers’ exhibit “California Bounty” and win two free GA passes to use when we reopen! Open to all ages. 📸

For guidance, download a free still life photo lesson from the kidseum section of bowers.org/athome. 🍊Tag us @bowersmuseum #bowersathome by midnight on Sunday. Winner will be announced Monday at noon.* *🍇 #museumsfromhome #stilllifechallenge

Untitled (Strawberries and a Glass Jar) 1912. William Joseph McCloskey.Oil on canvas

Untitled (Oriental Vase with White Chrysanthemums) 1888. Alberta Binford McCloskey. Oil on canvas

Untitled (Still Life, Tangerines) c. 1919. William Joseph McCloskey. Oil on canvas

Today’s Bowers Blog features two wooden carvings by the Taíno people of the Caribbean: unlikely objects to have survived...
05/29/2020
From Caverns Beneath the Earth: Two Taíno Carvings

Today’s Bowers Blog features two wooden carvings by the Taíno people of the Caribbean: unlikely objects to have survived for over 500 years in the tropical conditions of the islands. For more on what these carvings represented and how they survived so well-intact, follow the below link!

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/from-caverns-beneath-the-earth-two-taino-carvings

#bowersathome #museumsfromhome
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Deity Figure (Zemí), c. 1100-2500 A.D.Taino culture; Dominican RepublicWood; 13 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.2005.38.1Gift of Nancy Nicola and Warren Lampkin, In memory of Armand LabbeFar from HomeMany of us were first taught about Columbus’ new sea route to the Americas in a fun limerick, but the fall...

#museumalphabet Looking to refresh your summer wardrobe? Take inspiration from this sensational headdress!😎 Adorned with...
05/27/2020

#museumalphabet Looking to refresh your summer wardrobe? Take inspiration from this sensational headdress!😎

Adorned with vibrant red poms and amber red tassels, this sleek ceremonial apparel is festival attire from the Yao culture in China. #partytime

2015.8.12
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Danny and Anne Shih
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05/26/2020
Meet Author of 'Eat Like Walt,' Marcy Smothers!

Become a member and join Marcy for a live cooking demonstration and Q&A this Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 pm on Zoom, part of our members-only "Friends of the Bowers" virtual speaker series.

Visit bowers.org/join to become a member and receive your invitation today!

🇺🇸Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful #socal day with a special sense of appreciation for all o...
05/25/2020

🇺🇸Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful #socal day with a special sense of appreciation for all our fallen heroes. #memorialday

President McKinley at Soldiers Home, 1901
Harry Frantz Rile (American, 1860-1949); Santa Monica, California
Photographic print; 10 x 8 in.
2001.54.28
Gift of Ms. Cheryl Miller

05/24/2020
Bowers Virtual Family Festival: Celebrating Mexican Heritage!

Bowers' first virtual family festival is now live! Join us as we celebrate Mexican heritage with music, dance, art projects and tortilla making!

Download the art projects and recipe at bowers.org/athome!https://www.bowers.org/images/05.19_Virtual_Festival_13.pdf

Special Discount in celebration of our virtual festival (tune-into FB live @bowersmuseum 5/24 at 11 AM): Save 20% off al...
05/23/2020

Special Discount in celebration of our virtual festival (tune-into FB live @bowersmuseum 5/24 at 11 AM): Save 20% off all KIDS category items at the Bowers Gallery Store Now- Monday 5/25 using promo code FAMILY20!‬

https://shop.bowers.org/collections/kids-2‬

‪#memorialdayweekendsale #bowersfestival‬

Bummed Memorial Day weekend is on lock down? Stay at home never looked so good with Bowers’ first ever virtual family fe...
05/23/2020

Bummed Memorial Day weekend is on lock down? Stay at home never looked so good with Bowers’ first ever virtual family festival this Sunday!

Celebrate Mexican Heritage with dance performances, music, tortilla making, and art project the entire family will love! Livestream begins at 11 AM @bowersmuseum on FB.
#bowersfestival #bowersfromhome #familyfun @redtricycle @kidsguide @ocmagazine @ocregister @parentoc
Mexican Newsboy, c. 1933
John Hubbard Rich (American, 1876-1954)
Oil on canvas; 30 x 25 in.
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Martha C. Stevens Memorial Art Collection

Any museum with over 91,000 objects in its permanent collection is bound to have some “eclectic” finds and by popular de...
05/21/2020
Spring Spookfest: Creepy Objects from the Bowers

Any museum with over 91,000 objects in its permanent collection is bound to have some “eclectic” finds and by popular demand today’s #bowersblog looks at some of the creepiest! 😱

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/spring-spookfest-creepy-objects-from-the-bowers

#creepiestobject
#bowersathome #museumsfromhome

Prisoner of War Guillotine Model, 1770-1825Maker UnknownBone and pigment; 15 1/2 x 14 x 5 3/4 in. 2011.25.73Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Burton W. FinkHalloween in MayWith the very possible exception of May gray, there is not much particularly unsettling about the spring months. In fact, they are stalwartly...

05/20/2020

Become a member and join us tomorrow Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm for a live Q&A with world renowned Archeologist Kara Cooney!

Details at Bowers.org/join 👏
Kara Cooney - Egyptologist UCLA #archaeology #bowersathome #museumsfromhome #egypt

Festival project lessons now available for download! https://www.bowers.org/images/05.19_Virtual_Festival_13.pdfDon’t fo...
05/19/2020

Festival project lessons now available for download!https://www.bowers.org/images/05.19_Virtual_Festival_13.pdf

Don’t forget to join us for the live stream of our FIRST EVER VIRTUAL FAMILY FESTIVAL! 🥳

Sunday, May 24 @ 11 AM

@bowersmuseum on FB https://facebook.com/events/s/virtual-family-festival/589161732010665/?ti=icl

Tag us on your finished projects #bowersathome #bowersfestival

#museumalphabet “I can show you the world!” Orange County’s first teacher, Thomas J. Scully, likely wasn’t the type to b...
05/18/2020

#museumalphabet “I can show you the world!” Orange County’s first teacher, Thomas J. Scully, likely wasn’t the type to break into song but he was kindhearted enough to be gifted this globe in 1875 and use it to help teach his students world geography. #internationalmuseumday #bowersathome #museumsfromhome
19 1/4 x 17 in.
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Gift of Miss Mary Scully

🎵Sounds of the Bowers 🎶 Tune-in and zone-out with Bowers' newest audio offering: Music Playlists on Spotify. Inspired by...
05/17/2020

🎵Sounds of the Bowers 🎶
Tune-in and zone-out with Bowers' newest audio offering: Music Playlists on Spotify.

Inspired by everything we're dreaming of a return to: our exhibitions, holiday gatherings, and favorite past programs like "Timeless Melodies" - this free music will transport you to calmer days. ‪🌞

Listen to a Playlist:‬

‪First Californians: https://bit.ly/2WG8v81

‪Timeless Melodies: Broadway in the 1950s https://bit.ly/2AFeEZL

More at bowers.org/athome 🏠‬

‪ #dreamsMW #museumweek #museumweek2020 m

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Our festivals may be virtual, but the fun is real! 🥳 Join us May 24 at 11 AM for a Facebook live stream virtual festival...
05/16/2020

Our festivals may be virtual, but the fun is real! 🥳 Join us May 24 at 11 AM for a Facebook live stream virtual festival! It's free for all and filled with music performances, art projects and even a food experience!

Learn More and RSVP on our FB event! https://facebook.com/events/s/virtual-family-festival/589161732010665/?ti=icl

‪#museumweek #technologymw #bowersathome #festival #familyfun @kidsguide @parentingocmag @redtricycle @laistpics @nbcla @abc7tony ‬

05/15/2020

#museumweek spotlights climate change today! Raise awareness with a Climate Change Mug - it may not solve the problem but it illustrates your point in a really cool way when you pour in hot liquid! Get it now at shop.bowers.org.

All proceeds go to benefit Bowers’ education programs.

#climatechangeMW #climatechange

‪This week the #BowersBlog brings an action-packed look at the artists behind our new virtual exhibit Reel Art: Movie Po...
05/14/2020
Ghana's Golden Age of Movie Posters 3: Triple Impact

‪This week the #BowersBlog brings an action-packed look at the artists behind our new virtual exhibit Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana. For more muscles than anyone would dare shake a stick at, follow the link below! 💪

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/ghana-s-golden-age-of-movie-posters-3-triple-impact

Virtual exhibition: ‬ Guide.bowers.org/reelart
‪#bowersathome #museumsfromhome ‬
‪#museummomentsmw‬

New Killers in Town, 1996Jonas Golden Boy (Ghanaian)Oil on cotton canvas; 62 × 47 in.2014.28.30Gift of Jay and Helen LavelyThree is the Magic NumberIn a world where movie theaters are threatened by a global pandemic, one group offers a respite from the doldrums of home quarantine: Ghanaian poster p...

#museumweek #museummomentsmw  Today we celebrate the beloved past exhibition REEL ART with a treasure trove of new digit...
05/14/2020

#museumweek #museummomentsmw Today we celebrate the beloved past exhibition REEL ART with a treasure trove of new digital offerings! Visit OUR FIRST EVER entirely Virtual Exhibition for REEL ART, download the art project lessons while listening to its playlist, and watch a virtual instructional video- all inspired by the original exhibit!

Available now at bowers.org/athome.

Virtual Exhibit: Guide.bowers.org/reelart

Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y8xovdqq

Downloadable lessons: https://tinyurl.com/yaap2lxs

Instructional video: https://tinyurl.com/yc3pyw4j

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#museumweek Been to our digital portal Bowers at Home lately? We’ve been publishing new projects every week that the ent...
05/12/2020

#museumweek Been to our digital portal Bowers at Home lately? We’ve been publishing new projects every week that the entire family will love #togethermw.

In addition to lessons for kids, we have creative art projects geared for those young at heart! Recent additions include Foil Repousse, Rock Painting, Abstract Portraits, and more! Download them now using the links below and find all our #museumsfromhome offerings at bowers.org/athome.

Foil Repousse🌠https://www.bowers.org/images/pdf/Bowers_At_Home_Annes_Treasures_Week_2.pdf

Rock Painting🗿https://www.bowers.org/images/pdf/Bowers_At_Home_Annes_Treasures_4.pdf

Abstract Portraits 👥https://www.bowers.org/images/pdf/Bowers_At_Home_Annes_Treasures_5.pdf

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#museumalphabet Spring is here and the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the flys are - annoying 😒 Never fear...
05/11/2020

#museumalphabet Spring is here and the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the flys are - annoying 😒 Never fear! One of the most significant objects in our African collection is also the solution to what’s bugging you!

Made of coarse horsehair, iron, ashes and goat horns stuffed with magic - this flywhisk most likely belonged to a ritual specialist to the king! Not your style? We hear you can also find pretty functional versions on Amazon. 👍🏻

#bowersathome #museumsfromhome

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Gift of Mr. Charles O. Parker

On this beautiful spring evening we’re sending warm wishes and appreciation to all the moms, grandmothers, godmothers, a...
05/11/2020

On this beautiful spring evening we’re sending warm wishes and appreciation to all the moms, grandmothers, godmothers, and mother-figures who nurture their children’s bloom everyday.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Bowers Family to Yours!

#happymothersday

05/09/2020

Become a member to join the next "Friends of the Bowers" live stream on May 14, featuring UCI MIND's full presentation and Q&A on keeping a healthy mind during isolation.

#bowersathome #museumsfromhome #stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy

Attention all #disney fans! Now streaming on Disney+, Disney Insider Episode 105 “Running Through Disney, Socerer’s Aren...
05/08/2020

Attention all #disney fans! Now streaming on Disney+, Disney Insider Episode 105 “Running Through Disney, Socerer’s Arena, Opening the Archives” features the exhibition INSIDE THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES and behind-the-scenes footage filmed at the Bowers! Watch with the family this Mother’s Day weekend!

#disneyatbowers #bowersathome

Want a sneak peek at how our exhibits are installed? In episode 5 of “Disney Insider,” follow our Exhibits team as we open “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. The episode is now streaming on Disney+! And be sure check out our latest Spotlight article to see more behind-the-scenes images! https://d23.com/history-at-work-disney-insider-goes-inside-the-walt-disney-archives/

This week the #BowersBlog offers a big thank you to moms everywhere! With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we revisit Edith Cat...
05/07/2020
Wayside Madonna by Edith Catlin Phelps

This week the #BowersBlog offers a big thank you to moms everywhere! With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we revisit Edith Catlin Stark’s painting, Wayside Madonna. For more, follow the link below!

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/wayside-madonna-by-edith-catlin-phelps

Detail of Wayside Madonna, 1939Edith Catlin Phelps (American, 1874-1961)Oil on canvas; 40 x 33 1/2 in.32158Gift of Mrs. Edith Catlin PhelpsWow, Upside-DownIn today’s world, it is more important than ever to have someone that is always in your corner of the ring, pushing you forward and supporting ...

05/07/2020
Kidseum Virtual Art Instruction: Mother's Day Gift Boxes

Have little ones who need gifts for Mother’s Day? Our easy-to-follow downloadable lessons and virtual instruction videos have you covered! 🙌 We’ve even made a playlist for moms to listen to during the project, for those families who like to experience creative fun together! 🎨

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6q1Ebpidr5DlBMT8WueKo0?si=mQ6cCb0jTyGQh9UhhulB7w

Downloadable Lessons:https://www.bowers.org/images/pdf/050520_Mothers_Day_Kidseum_at_home.pdf

Virtual Instruction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rewl7o5Os7k

#bowersathome #kidseum #mothersday

Kidseum at Home Art Project, all ages, beginner level. Download the lesson plan and more project ideas for Mother's Day at bowers.org/athome.

05/05/2020

Together we will navigate the challenges we face.

The Bowers Museum is responding to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis by providing art and culture for our community in the safety of their homes. We could not do this important work without you. You make it possible for us to offer educational programs for children who cannot go to school. You make it possible for us to connect with our friends near and far, and to find comfort in the beauty of the world’s finest arts and cultures.

In honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, please donate today. Your generosity ensures that the Bowers Museum can continue to serve our community during this challenging time.

Click here to donate now:
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#museumalphabet Etch a sketch! Etching is a printmaking process in which acid is used with metal to create a negative im...
05/04/2020

#museumalphabet Etch a sketch! Etching is a printmaking process in which acid is used with metal to create a negative image that can be pressed into paper. The artist of this print, Mildred Bryant Brooks, was described as the best sketcher of trees in California! 🌲

#bowersathome #museumsfromhome
2018.6.5
Ann and Bill Cullen Memorial Collection

05/04/2020
Kidseum Lesson: Costume Design

Ready for a little Disney magic at home? Make the latest Kidseum art projects inspired by the exhibit “Inside the Walt Disney Archives” including virtual video instruction and downloadable lessons for costume design, 3D modeling and more!

Download the newest Disney-inspired lessons herehttps://www.bowers.org/images/pdf/04-28-Disney-Kidseum-at-home.pdf

Find more lessons at bowers.org/athome under "Kidseum."

#bowersathome #disneyatbowers #museumsfromhome #disney

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where is the virtual festival? why hide it? [email protected]
We visited Bowers Museum last year on a Saturday and amazed at the programs and exhibits. Top of the line staff.
I missed getting tickets to the Disney tea Party - is there a waitlist I can get on for cancellations?
Join us for the 2nd Annual Orange County Archives Bazaar: Murals, Memories, and Meaning-Making at the Hilbert Museum (10/26, 11am-5pm). The event will bring libraries, special collections, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions together to showcase material from their collections and highlight the known and unknown stories of Orange County. Program information is now available on the Event Page. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/478732519377664/
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Spend your Saturday afternoon with Dr. Sara E. Cole, Assistant Curator of the Antiquities Department🏺at the @gettymuseum 🏛Learn about Hellenistic statuary and Ptolemaic Egypt in this ARCE lecture 𓂀 #FREE for #members and ARCE members only $12 for general admission.
Head to the Bowers this Saturday, June 1 at 1:30 pm for a FREE presentation featuring the groundbreaking work of monumental Taiwanese artists, including Liao Shiou-ping, “Father of Modern Print-Making,” whose work is in the Bowers Museum’s own Permanent Collection. #Taiwan #ISupportBowersCollection #printmaking
Become a docent at Bowers Museum Recruitment/Open House July 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30
We love when the Red Hat Society ladies visit! Besides showcasing some truly fabulous outfits, they come together to “connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship!” That’s a mission we can get behind! #guopeiatbowers #guopei #bowersmuseum @redhatsociety #fashion #strongwomen
Have you been to see the #dragonglass at Bowers Museum? Tomorrow is your last chance before the #GOT finale Sunday night! This obsidian #blade will go back into protective storage soon after, don’t miss it! #winterishere #gameofthrones
Have you been to see the #dragonglass at Bowers Museum? Tomorrow is your last chance before the #GOT finale Sunday night! This obsidian #blade will go back into protective storage soon after, visit today! #winterishere #gameofthrones
#funfact Buddha was born a royal prince in Nepal nearly 2,600 years ago.👶🏻 Celebrate Buddha’s birthday at #BowersMuseum this weekend May 18 and 19! Join Hsi Alain’s Temple monks for special tea ceremonies, orchestra performances, #meditation, and #Buddha bathing. Sunday features a special lecture with with the Hsi Lai Temple's Abbot, Venerable Hui Dong. ✨FREE with general admission✨ Space is limited to availability, visit bowers.org for details!